Jan. 24, 2013
Pro-Life Group Honors Unborn with Flags, but Vandals Tear Them Down
With permission from the university, pro-life students erected 500 blue and pink flags around DePaul University's campus to honor the victims of abortion on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. During the night, a group of twenty students tore the flags down and threw them away in trash cans. It was an attack of vandalism on the free expression of pro-life students and their freedom of speech. Cathy Ruse, Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at FRC responded in this Fox News article stating that, "The abortion lobby and their defenders increasingly run away from debate and try to shut down debate," and "Destroying this display is just one example (assuming abortion supporters are behind the destruction)." She also states that, "Peaceful public displays like this one, using pink and blue flags to represent the individual girls and boys whose lives were taken unjustly but legally, are classic free speech: they invite discussion and debate, and that is all to the good."
What the polls really say about Roe V. Wade
FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Anna Higgins, exposes the truth concerning a recent poll by NBC and The Wall Street Journal. The poll shows that 70% of people don’t want to overturn Roe v. Wade. However, what is Roe and the ruling? According to Anna, "The question asked in the poll states that Roe "established a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, at least in the first three months of pregnancy." What the Roe decision actually legalized was abortion-on-demand in all nine months of pregnancy, as a result of the "health exception," defined in Doe v. Bolton.
Planned Parenthood is Abandoning "Choice"
Cathy Ruse explains why Planned Parenthood is abandoning the word "Choice" in their PR campaigns. Parents can now see their children in each developmental stage and know what happens to mothers who have abortions. The campaign word "choice" is losing in the so-called "war on women." Click here to read Ruse's article!
Anna Higgins to Planned Parenthood: Don't Mess with Texas!
In her recent article on Townhall.com, Anna Higgins tips her hat to Texas and explains how the Lone Star state has defunded Planned Parenthood and still created a way to provide women’s health without discriminating against the taxpayers' conscience. The Obama administration even threatened to take away Texas' federal funding, but Texas won’t back down.
Join Us in Congratulating Tony Perkins on a Job Well Done!
Dr. James Dobson commended FRC President Tony Perkins in his recent newsletter for Perkins' contribution of faith, family, and freedom to the Republican Platform. Dr. Dobson stated:
"The Republicans' Platform, by contrast, was one of the finest conservative documents of this era. It was strongly pro-life, pro-marriage, and contained other components that conservatives cheered. Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, chaired the writing committee and he is to be commended for his work."
Should Women be allowed in Combat?
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s decision to intentionally allow women in direct combat positions raises the question as to whether or not it is in the best interest of the military and women. Lieutenant General (Retired) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President, states this is not in the military's best interest and "has nothing to do with [women's] courage or capabilities." He states that, "The people making this decision are doing so as part of another social experiment, and they have never lived nor fought with an infantry or Special Forces unit." You can read Lt. General Boykin's full response to Panetta's decision here. He has also been featured in articles such as Fox News, Talking Points Memo, and the Star Tribune.